© 2018 Karen Solomon
A Teacher Who Walks Her Talk
Karen earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a minor in counseling along with a teaching credential from the University of Vermont. She then spent spent several years teaching elementary and middle school in Northern Vermont.
A 60 degree day during a Christmas vacation in San Francisco in the 1980’s inspired Karen to escape the long, brutal winters of New England. She relocated to the SF Bay Area where she lived primarily in Marin and Sonoma counties for close to three decades. A desire for even warmer winters lured Karen to San Diego County in 2014.
After a brief stint selling hardware and software in the Bay Area, Karen went back to her entrepreneurial roots and channeled her love of fashion and design into her 30+ year career of transforming lives from the inside out as an image consultant.
A life long student, Karen embarked upon her journey of personal growth starting with the EST Training in the 1980’s. This led to a deep journey both personal and spiritual. The journey included research into many disciplines not typically taught in the academic arena. This included Karen’s participation in many personal development seminars including Lifespring, Landmark Education, as well as a wide variety of other trainings, spiritual experiences, working with coaches and guides and reading. She is currently working with the Morguelan Energy Institute. Her interest and desire to delve into deep relationship with others led her to participate in advanced courses from many relationship and sexuality experts. She holds an ESP (Expansion for Sexual Pleasure) certificate from The Institute of Human Abilities (formerly More University (lafmore.com). She also studied with Western Tantric and relationship teachers including Charles and Caroline Muir, as well as Margot Anand, David Deida and Alison Armstrong.
Karen is an expert and guide on how to have a conscious relationship leading to deep sensual and sexual connections, She teaches the distinctions between men and women that make all the difference in the way we communicate with the opposite gender- from the boardroom to the bedroom and everywhere in between. She is passionate about helping men and women relate to one another, and is an expert on how to have more passion, authenticity, better sex, and how to feel deeply loved and desired by one’s partner. Her clients appreciate Karen’s guidance in taking them to their next level of intimacy through teaching them skillful communication techniques.
Single until she met her former husband in 1993 at the age of 37, Karen did decades of research in the realms of relationship. Billy and Karen’s partnership led them to traveling around the world including an extended honeymoon in Bali, trips to Alaska, Europe, Ecuador as well as research and studies with many different schools of relationship. Though she and Billy have divorced, they remain excellent friends and Karen is grateful for her step sons and the three young people who call her Grammy.
Her book Sexy, Sassy & Starting Over was inspired by her own challenging journey starting life over in her late 50’s, after her own divorce and subsequent relocation from Northern California to Southern California.
She recently published her second book, Hitchhiking to Kathmandu which is a memoir compiled from letters and journals she wrote during the trip she took after high school in the 1970’s. She’s most proud of having published in time to present it to her dad on his 90th birthday. He’d said he wanted a book, when, upon her return home at age 19, he handed her a box of the letters she’d written.
Wise & Witty Workshop Facilitator
Over time, Karen has synthesized a unique combination of communication, sexuality, and relationship skills and practices that have yielded extraordinary results in her life. In 2001, the daughter fo a friend and herself a recent graduate of Stanford, remarked about how easy it was to talk to Karen about relationship and intimate matters. She asked if she might spend some time with Karen. Happy to roll up her sleeves and put on her teaching hat once again, Karen’s response was to create her now trademarked workshop, Men, Sex & Money®.
As an author, educator, inspirational speaker, image consultant, and relationship coach, Karen Solomon empowers both men and women to discover their own unique path to personal fulfillment. She encourages both genders to get connected to each other through safe, authentic communication techniques that bridge gaps and tear down walls.
She created her Relationship and Intimacy Coaching programs to help couples get on the same page by talking to each other using the skillsets Karen teaches. Karen coaches men and women to better understand each other, so they can ask for what they need in effective, empowering ways.
Subscribing to the adage, “The biggest sex organ is the brain”, Karen encourages couples to be 100% candid and transparent with each other. This fosters intimacy through vulnerability, which builds a deeper connection emotionally, mentally, spiritually, sexually, and financially between men and women.
© 2018 Karen Solomon